Rohan Kumar announces a new management interface for SQL Server (among other things):
These new cross-platform capabilities have made SQL Server accessible to users of Windows, Linux and Mac. At PASS Summit, we are excited to provide a sneak peek at Microsoft SQL Operations Studio. In a few weeks, users will be able to download and evaluate this free, light-weight tool for modern database development and operations on Windows, Mac or Linux machines for SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse. Increase your productivity with smart T-SQL code snippets and customizable dashboards to monitor and quickly detect performance bottlenecks in your SQL databases on-premises or in Azure. You’ll be able to leverage your favorite command line tools like Bash, PowerShell, sqlcmd, bcp and ssh in the Integrated Terminal window. Users can contribute directly to SQL Operations Studio via pull requests from the GitHub repository.
Steve Stedman comments on it:
This appears to be a new cross platform (Mac, Linux, and Windows) for running queries against SQL Server.
Perhaps this is a replacement for SQL Server Management Studio, or may just a subset of what SSMS does today, however it works cross platform, unlike SSMS.
You won’t be giving up Management Studio anytime soon, but there are some really cool parts of SQL Operations Studio forthcoming.